From wand-style vibes to palm-shaped vibrators, the clit vibrator sex toys on this sexpert-approved list can help you climax.

By Gabrielle Kassel
September 18, 2019
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If you've ever had a boo thing touch your pearl during partnered play or rubbed your clit on your own, you won't be surprised by this stat: More than 80 percent of people with vulvas require external clitoral stimulation to climax. And that's why experts suggest that the next time you're fooling around (with or without someone else), you reach for a clit vibrator.

"A clit vibe can take any shape, size, or style, so long as it can be used to provide stimulation against the external clit," explains Jill McDevitt, Ph.D., sex educator with sex toy company CalExotics. "It can be bulbous with a long handle like a wand-style vibrator, round or egg-shaped and held in your palm, or small and bullet-shaped and held between your fingers," she says. It can even be a discreet lipstick-shaped vibe, have prongs that are designed to squeeze each side of the clit, or fluttering rabbit ears. Basically, clit vibrators are Walt Whitman: they contain multitudes. (Shocked by the variety? Next read this guide to the 12 most common types of sex toys.)

The Best Clit Vibrators

While allll the options can make clit vibrators fun to explore, it also makes finding the one for you a little tricky. That's why we reached out to some of Shape's fave sex educators and asked them to share the best clit vibrators—and what makes them so damn great.

Dame

Dame Eva II 

Imagine putting a hat on your clit. Now, imagine if that hat vibrated. That's a pretty decent representation of the Eva II by Dame Products. With flexible wings made of silicone, the Eva II (which is about the size of your thumbprint) literally latches onto your labia and sits on top of your clit. "It's designed to help people easily achieve clitoral stimulation during penetrative partnered sex, hands-free," explains sex educator Alexandra Fine, CEO of Dame Products. And, yes, it actually stays in place! While it can start to "slip" during ~hardcore~ doggy style, it stays where you want it during missionary and spooning. (BTW: Missionary Doesn't Need to Be Boring!)

It can be used for solo play, too! "It's a great way to achieve clit stimulation during masturbation," she says. If you like clit stimulation plus penetration or nipple play, simply use the Eva II with your fingers, a dildo, or nipple clamps.

Buy It, Dame Eva II, $135, amazon.com

Dame Pom

Honestly, you're probably snoozing on palm vibes. Thanks to wand vibrators and remote control vibrators, palm vibrators are seriously underappreciated—especially by folks who enjoy clit stimulation. Curved to fit against your body, they're great for people who want the option between broad and targeted stimulation, says Fine.

"The Pom can be laid flat against the body but it also has a pointed tip for more direct stimulation," she says. "It has one of our most powerful motors, so it's great for those looking for intensity." Yep, vibes can be small and mighty, too. (Bullet vibrators also pack a buzzy punch; here, nine bullet vibes that sex educators love.)

Buy It, Dame Pom, $95, amazon.com

Amazon

Fun Factory Laya II

Another palm vibrator option is the Laya II by Fun Factory. "This one really curves around your body and hugs you between the legs, and it's high quality," says Carly Steif, sex educator with The Pleasure Chest. For a sense of scale, this medical-grade silicone cutie is about the size of a computer mouse. Rest it against your labia, choose one of its four speeds, six vibration patterns, and get laid, err Laya-d. (Had to!)

Buy It, Laya II, $107, amazon.com

CalExotics #ThrillMe

This vibrator may look like something you'd find in the dentist office, but considering mosttttt folks have used a vibrating toothbrush as a make-shift vibe at some point (just me??), you shouldn't let that be a turn-off. In fact, form fits function, according to McDevitt. "The #ThrillMe vibe has a long skinny neck with a round silicone ball at the tip, which is perfect for those who enjoy direct, pinpointed clitoral stimulation."

Slightly larger than a bar of soap, hold this cutie against your clit during doggy style or spooning. Or hand it over to your partner and let them press the tip to your it-spot as you ride them. (Related: 4 Amazing Facts About The Clitoris That Will Revolutionize Your Orgasm).

Buy It, CalExotics #ThrillMe, $36, amazon.com

Amazon

CalExotics Pleaser

Shaped like a baby stingray, this ultra-mini palm vibrator can fit perfectly between two of your fingers or against your lower lips. "It'll deliver broad stimulation that covers the entire clit and labia," explains McDevitt. Lay the CalExotics Pleaser between your legs during penetrative play with a partner. Or prop it onto a sex pillow (like the Liberator Wedge), flip onto your stomach, and hump it as you masturbate.

There are 10 vibration settings; the lowest intensity is consistent but subtle, and the most intense setting is deep and rumbly. If you use vibes like the Hitachi (which are known for being super intense), amplify the intensity of this vibe by pressing it firmly against your body.

Buy It, CalExotics Pleaser, $22, amazon.com

Unbound

Bender

What do you get if you fuse an Airhead (yes, the candy) with a vibrator? The Bender. With a flexible body, this clit vibrator can be bent into whatever shape helps you hit your ~special spot~.

That's not all, though: "Because it's pliable, this vibrator can be used for both clitoral and G-Spot stimulation," says Polly Rodriguez, co-founder of Unbound, the company responsible for this shapeshifter. Apply any of the 10 zingy vibrations to your external bits, or bend it to apply targeted pressure against your G-spot. Better yet, switch back and forth between the two.

This bendy babe comes in minty green or bubblegum pink and is fully aquatic, so you can enjoy it during your next bathsterbation session and leave her out when you're done. No one will know it's actually a vibe. (Related: The Best Waterproof Vibrators for Shower Play)

Buy It, Unbound Bender, $69, unboundbabes.com

Lelo

Gigi

Pronounced "Gee-gee," this vibe is so good at stimulating the G-spot it's in the name...twice! When switched on, its stem moves in come-hither motion, like a lover's finger stroking your G-spot. But(!), Steif says this vibe is also great for clit stimulation. "The Gigi has a nice handle that you can hold, and then angle so that you're applying vibrations against your clit," she says. Trust, this checks out.

"Because sex toys can be really expensive, I recommend folks who are new to vibrators get something that can be used for G spot and clit stimulation," she explains. Considering Lelo is known as THE luxury sex toy brand, going two-for-one here is the money-saving, pleasure-making move. (Related: 5 Luxe Vibrators Worth the Price Tag).

Buy It, Gigi, $139, lelo.com

Le Wand Petite

If you'd describe the strokes you use during masturbation as vigorous, firm, enthusiastic, or powerful, this is the vibe for you. A traditional wand-style vibe, "Le Wand's Petite vibrator is small but heavy, which allows you to use it to apply pressure and feel its vibrations even more intensely," says Steif. (Related: 4 Reasons Masturbation Is Good for You).

Whether you're looking for a vibrator to use during vaginal or anal partnered penetration or something to use on yourself, this toys 16 different speeds and intensities are here for you—whether you're in bed or the bath.

Buy It, Le Wand Petite, $135, amazon.com

Amazon

Je Joue Rabbit Bullet Vibrator

"For a quarter the price of a traditional rabbit vibrator, you can get the Je Joue Rabbit Bullet vibrator, which has the same fluttering bunny ears rabbit toys are known for," says Steif. Her recommendation? Get this baby if you enjoy deep and rumbly vibrations. "This toy has a really unique motor that keeps it from numbing you over time." (Don't worry, she doesn't mean numb forever; it's not possible to use a vibrator too much. We checked.)

Bonus: Because it's the size of a bullet vibrator, you can even tuck it into a harness and use it for clit stimulation during strap-on play or pegging. (Check out our guide to lesbian sex to learn more about strap-on play).

Buy It, Je Joue Rabbit Bullet Vibrator, $32, amazon.com

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